For reasons of health and safety, all 2021 Harvard Summer School courses and activities will be offered online, and we will not be hosting a residential program for high school students. The feedback from our 2020 virtual programs from students and faculty was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to another exciting and successful summer online in 2021.
The total fee for a Harvard Pre-College Program online session is $3,200. The program fee includes tuition and activity costs for the full two weeks. The breakdown of costs and additional fees is outlined below. In addition, we awarded a limited number of scholarships to students on the basis of financial need. Visit our Payment Options page for information on the forms of payment accepted.
- Application fee (nonrefundable): $75
- Full program fee: $3,200
A limited number of scholarships are available to assist students who demonstrate financial need. Awards vary based on need, and a typical award covers a portion of the tuition. If needed, we encourage you to seek other sources of funding as well.
To be eligible as a student, you must be either:
- A US citizen or permanent resident.
- OR granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
- You must complete the application and other requirements on time.
About the Award
Pre-College Program financial aid is a scholarship award. It is not a loan and does not have to be paid back. Awards typically cover only a portion of the program cost, not its entirety. Families should expect to contribute to the remaining portion of the program cost as well as other expenses like travel, books, etc.
Award amounts are determined by many variables, including family finances and availability of funds. Not all financial aid applicants may be eligible for or receive a scholarship. Harvard Summer School staff cannot predict how much aid a student may be offered.
Applicants are not guaranteed a financial aid award even if they have received aid from Harvard Summer School in previous terms. Students must apply for financial aid every year. Eligibility is based on current financial status and funds available from Harvard Summer School.
Due to the sensitive nature of the financial aid application process we regret we are unable to provide phone support for Harvard Pre-College Financial Aid.
If you have questions about the Harvard Pre-College Program financial aid application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please DO NOT SEND tax returns and other confidential or sensitive information via email. Email is not secure. If you have any questions regarding the financial aid process, please email the Pre-College financial aid office directly.